Prince William was photographed with his gaze apparently lingering on retired athlete Jessica Ennis-Hill at last night's BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards in Birmingham.

#TODAYIMCHANNELLING “I always believed. And when you do that, life can get unbelievable” Jessica Ennis-Hill

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Jessica Ennis She's right. Always believe and life will take you to another dimensional.

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Jessica Ennis-Hill will be competing in the heptathlon on Friday but her coach says she'll aim for a 'post-pregnancy personal best' following giving birth two years ago

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Labelled the poster girl of 2012, Jessica Ennis’ 'girl-next-door to Olympic gold-medalist' fairytale has given a nation of schoolgirls a reason to believe that dreams really can come true. Smashing her personal best, beating her competitors by hundreds of points and scooping the gold medal for the heptathlon, Ennis-Hill, has a great deal to be proud of. But it is her status as a role model that seems to give the athlete her greatest sense of achievement. #JessicaEnnis #Inspiring

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Britain's Jessica Ennis smiles after clearing the bar in the High Jump of the women's Heptathlon during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London, Friday, Aug. 3, 2012.

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jessica Ennis Hill in GB Olympic kit launch Rio 2016

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